Since 2007, the Penny Arcade Expo has been held at the Washington State Convention Center, for developers to showcase their products to the public. New releases and upcoming titles appear and attendees get the opportunity to demo products that may not be released for months or longer.
Large companies like Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft and many more line the halls of the center alongside vendors of game merchandise, computer hardware manufacturers and independent game developers. The annual convention is held over Labor Day weekend and has in recent years, become a four day event stretching from Friday to Monday.
At the recent 2014 show Nintendo shared details about upcoming games due out this winter for the 3DS and Wii U such as Bayonetta 2, the new Super Smash Bros. games and the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire remakes slated for release on Nov. 21, 2014.
The Pokémon Company also had their own booth this year where they demoed the Pokémon Online Trading Card Game, which received an iOS release for the iPad as a free app.
Microsoft displayed new Xbox One exclusives too, including the open world action game Sunset Overdrive and Halo remake bundle titled Halo: The Master Chief Collection planned for a Nov. 11, 2014, release. This collection contains Halo 1-4, as well as a multiplayer beta for Halo 5 and the Halo: Nightfall digital series.
Developers for Sony platforms, meanwhile, showed off Little Big Planet 3, The Order 1886 and Minecraft Vita Edition among others due out for the Playstation family of systems.
Two new Assassin’s Creed titles were showcased by Ubisoft, both receiving a Nov. 11, 2014, release. Assassin’s creed Rouge, set in America during the French and Indian war, will be released on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 while Assassin’s Creed Unity, set in a late 1700s Paris during the French Revolution, will be releasing across various platforms including Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.
The Penny Arcade Expo is an annual convention that, in previous years, has sold out of badges within hours of going on sale. If you plan on attending in the future, make sure to keep a look out.
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